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Obasanjo denies contacting United Kingdom to back off Nigeria’s 2023 election

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigeria, has denied any plans to sabotage the elections in 2023.

According to certain media, he allegedly wrote to the United Kingdom urging them to postpone the elections and let Nigerians decide the outcome.

According to reports, Obasanjo warned the UK government against interfering and added that things would not go as usual.

The former head of state remembered that in 2002, the British government tried to have him removed.

He apparently claimed that although the European country had intended to install a Fulani man they could control, he had defeated them.

Obasanjo allegedly told the UK that the problems Nigeria is facing is a result of the Fulani man they emplaced.

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A statement Thursday night by his media aide, Kedinde Akinyemi denied the purported letter.

“The trending story on the alleged plan by the former President to collude with the electoral body in the Presidential election of February 25 is completely false”, he noted.

The spokesperson added that apart from the January 1 letter to youths, and the other to Prof. Toyin Falola on his 70th birthday, “there has been no other public or private letter written to anybody”.

“The reading public is for the umpteenth time reminded that only a statement duly signed by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo or by his Media Assistant, Kehinde Akinyemi are to be allowed into the media space.

“If need be, necessary checks can be made to confirm the authenticity of such documents before publication to avoid any embarrassment”, the statement added.

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